New affordable professional-quality RS-branded 3D printer accepts multiple filament materials for rapid prototyping

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RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, has launched a new, more advanced model of its RS brand IdeaWerk 3D printer. The RS IdeaWerk Pro, which only costs R11 399, is capable of handling multiple types of filaments, including Flexible, PLA, ABS, PA/NYLON, PC, HIPS and PVA.

The RS IdeaWerk Pro has many features in common with the RS IdeaWerk FDM 3D printer, which is already selling at a reduced price of R9 147.84. These features include: build volume of 150 x 150 x 140mm; minimum layer resolution of 0.18mm; and maximum print speed of 30mm3 per hour, which makes it one of the fastest 3D printers in its class. Moreover, in addition to offering multiple filament options including the popular PLA material, the RS IdeaWerk Pro features a heated bed that can handle 0 to 120°C and high-temperature extrusion up to 300°C. Additional capabilities of the printer, available via the product's touchscreen, include: temperature adjustment of extruder and heated bed; control of filament (in/out) and XYZ-axis movement; progress and status display; and temperature unit selection.

Designed to handle tough print jobs and deliver exceptional print output, plus offering a robust and sturdy construction, the RS IdeaWerk Pro is easy to use and also lightweight enough to be portable.

The printer can be used in either online or offline mode with connectivity via SD Card or USB. It is compatible with Mac OS and Windows OS versions including XP, Vista, 7 and 8/8.1, with no additional software or accessories necessary.

The RS IdeaWerk Pro augments one of the biggest ranges of 3D printing products and accessories in the industry, available from RS. This includes one of the broadest ranges of 3D printers, a significant range of high quality material filaments for 3D printers, including FDM filaments in a wide range of colours, weights and diameters and a significant expansion of RS brand 3D printer filaments offering the high quality of leading brands but without the high price tag, 3D scanners, 3D printing parts and accessories and DesignSpark Mechanical 3D modelling software which is free to download.

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